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by david bussabarger
Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: 1973 Description of the Bryde Bend
Replies: 9
Views: 6904

Re: 1973 Description of the Bryde Bend

I forgot to mention that I wrote and illustrated the Elusive Bar. The text was based on both Bruce and my ideas on vaulting technique at that time ( I did not take credit for the writting to preserve my amateur status ). We were the first to introduce the concept of the free take off in this book, a...
by david bussabarger
Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: 1973 Description of the Bryde Bend
Replies: 9
Views: 6904

Re: 1973 Description of the Bryde Bend

Kirk, I have seen about a dozen videos of Lavllenie vaulting on the internet (there used to be more videos posted of him in the past then there are now ) and have several videos of him that I taped from TV, including his 19-7 olympic vault. In every vault I have seen of him, his technique is charact...
by david bussabarger
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Fourteen Year Gap in Modern PV Technique in the 1970s?
Replies: 91
Views: 45480

Re: Fourteen Year Gap in Modern PV Technique in the 1970s?

Kirk, I have several videos and photo sequences of Pennel and I also vaulted in a meet in against him in 1971, his last year before retiring. It is my point of view that Pennel did not conciously push his lower arm out during his swing ( typically, like virtually all vaulters of that era, his lower ...
by david bussabarger
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Fourteen Year Gap in Modern PV Technique in the 1970s?
Replies: 91
Views: 45480

Re: Fourteen Year Gap in Modern PV Technique in the 1970s?

Kirk, I have several videos and photo sequences of Pennel and I also vaulted in a meet in against him in 1971, his last year before retiring. It is my point of view that Pennel did not conciously push his lower arm out during his swing ( typically, like virtually all vaulters of that era, his lower ...
by david bussabarger
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Fourteen Year Gap in Modern PV Technique in the 1970s?
Replies: 91
Views: 45480

Re: Fourteen Year Gap in Modern PV Technique in the 1970s?

Kirk, I have several videos and photo sequences of Pennel and I also vaulted in a meet in against him in 1971, his last year before retiring. It is my point of view that Pennel did not conciously push his lower arm out during his swing ( typically, like virtually all vaulters of that era, his lower ...
by david bussabarger
Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: What is your correct takeoff point?
Replies: 62
Views: 90858

Re: What is your correct takeoff point?

In response to Botcharnikov's post, Finally someone on pvp is talking sense about the take off point.The specific take off point ( given it falls within "functional" limits ) is the biggest red herring in the fibergass vault. That is, based on real world empirical evidence, oustanding resu...
by david bussabarger
Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Fourteen Year Gap in Modern PV Technique in the 1970s?
Replies: 91
Views: 45480

Re: Fourteen Year Gap in Modern PV Technique in the 1970s?

Kirk, Great post and I agree with everything you said here. In fact I wrote an article for Track Coach 200 ( spring 2012 ) on the same subject and mentioned many of the same vaulters you did. I consider John Pennel to be the father of modern fiberglass vaulting technique. Although he took off under ...
by david bussabarger
Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: AGENDA 21 (Final draft)
Replies: 55
Views: 61929

Re: AGENDA 21 (Final draft)

I have never heard anyone ever mention Toby Stevenson's incredible vault at 5.85 in the 04 olympic trials. He looks to have had half a meter or more hip height at the peak of his vault. It is important to also note that technically Toby had a one of a kind style that violated most of the tenents of ...
by david bussabarger
Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: 1973 Description of the Bryde Bend
Replies: 9
Views: 6904

Re: 1973 Description of the Bryde Bend

Kirk, I remember competing against you in the 1971 NCAA championships at UW. I was impressed by your technique and made the comment to you that I thought your technique was similar to Herve D'Encausse, the first great french fiberglass vaulter. As I remember you replied that you based your technique...
by david bussabarger
Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Eugene DL: Lavillenie 5,95 , Otto 5,90
Replies: 5
Views: 5646

Re: Eugene DL: Lavillenie 5,95 , Otto 5,90

In response to Kirk's post: I would say that Lavillenie has a very brief passive swing after take off. Once his take off leg reaches a position roughly aligned with the pole axis he begins a long and prounced tuckinging action, rotating his hips upward. At the completion of his rock-back, with his h...
by david bussabarger
Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: Weight rule makes them LIABLE and Vaulting UNSAFE
Replies: 7
Views: 6778

Re: Weight rule makes them LIABLE and Vaulting UNSAFE

Historically, going back to the mid 60's, by which time the use of fiberglass poles was well established, virtually all world class vaulters used roughly equal weight Browning Sky poles. I was a high school vaulter at this time and read in Sports Illustrated that Seagren and Pennel both used 16' 170...
by david bussabarger
Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: appendix 2 , is the russian ( p/b )model ideal?
Replies: 1
Views: 3304

appendix 2 , is the russian ( p/b )model ideal?

The most important problem with the p/b model is that it is, in so many respects, disconnected from reality ( what is actually happening in the real world ). 1. as stated many times before, after extensive visual research the writer has been unable to find any examples of an elite male vaulter who s...

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